Kagame makes case for African digital identity

President Paul Kagame has backed the on-going efforts by the African Union (AU) to further accelerate the adoption of digital identities, saying this would shore up citizen inclusion in the global economy.

He was speaking on Monday at a “High-Level Lunch on Digital Transformation in Africa” on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

China takes action as Africa struggles for solutions to forced displacement

China has joined the international community to provide material aid and technical support to tackle Africa's growing refugee problem and forced internal displacements, winning accolades from the continent's leaders and people.

Recently, China stepped up assistance to support the growing number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by conflicts, poverty and climatic shocks in several African countries, providing a new lease of life for many on the continent.

Could Huawei be the next smartphone dominant brand?

Huawei technologies this week, announced that it could become the world’s biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the U.S. market and as global scrutiny of the firm intensifies.

The bullish forecast contrasts with those of market-leader Samsung and other rivals such as Apple Inc both of which have flagged weakening sales in China - the largest smartphone market where demand has long been slowing, and where economic growth is at its lowest pace in nearly three decades.

DR Congo ushers in new president in historic transition

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country's first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly disputed elections.

Tshisekedi, 55, took the oath of office before receiving the national flag and a copy of the constitution from outgoing president Joseph Kabila, who is stepping aside after 18 years at the helm of sub-Saharan Africa's biggest country.

What is holding back the uptake of e-Commerce in Rwanda?

The government is encouraging individuals and businesses to embrace e-Commerce as part of its wider strategy to digitise the economy.

However, latest statistics show that only a small number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda have adopted online business practices as majority continue to struggle.

China says its navy is taking the lead in game-changing electromagnetic railguns

China’s landing of a rover on the far side of the moon grabbed headlines around the world last week.

Less noticed, the country’s state media reported on progress in another arena: game-changing naval weaponry.

Jack Ma Launches Alibaba’s Africa Electronic World Trade Platform In Rwanda

Chinese Billionaire and Founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, has launched the first eWTP (electronic world trade platform) in Africa at a colourful ceremony in Rwanda’s capital Kigali.

Rwanda ranked 29th globally in 2019 World Bank Doing Business Report

Rwanda is the 29th easiest place to do business in the world according to the 2019 World Bank Doing Business index of the world’s most business-friendly economies. The World Bank assessed 190 countries for the report released today.

Tecno mobile phone in Africa

One of China’s biggest smartphone makers has never sold a handset in the country. Yet thousands of miles away, it dominates markets across Africa.

The United States and China in Africa: What Does the Data Say?

The brief provides three policy recommendations for collaboration between the United States and China in Africa: the U.S. and China should do more to work together in developing African roads, railroads, airports, and harbors.

Rwanda’s tourist attractions showcased in China

The Embassy of Rwanda in China has showcased the different tourism attractions in Rwanda to a cross-section of Chinese tourists and encouraged them to visit the country.

New “Made In Rwanda” Policy To Promote Local Manufacturing

Rwanda, through the Ministry of Trade and Industry, has launched the Made in Rwanda policy which is set to contribute to the country’s efforts to reduce its trade deficit and upscale local manufacturing.

About Rwanda

Rwanda

Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.

The economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture. Coffee and tea are the major cash crops for export. Tourism is a fast-growing sector and is now the country's leading foreign exchange earner. Music and dance are an integral part of Rwandan culture, particularly drums and the highly choreographed intore dance...

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